AVE station Madrid Puerta de Atocha
The most important and busy AVE train station in Madrid is in the district of Arganzuela, it is perfectly equipped to provide all the services that any passenger could need and it is very well communicated by other means of transport.
The train station of Atocha has 8 platforms and 15 tracks and it is owned by Adif.
Every passenger who wishes to travel on AVE from Madrid to Zaragoza, has as a starting point the AVE station of Puerta de Atocha, in the same way that happens with every passenger who wants to travel in AVE from Zaragoza to Madrid, this is the station that offers you the rail services.
The Madrid Atocha railway station is located within the Atocha railway station complex, which includes the departures and arrivals of High Speed ??trains and a large number of long distance trains, the rest of trains with destination or origin in this station of Madrid do it from the station of Atocha - Cercanías.
This station, part of the Madrid Atocha station, is the reference point for trains between Madrid and Andalusia, between Madrid and Toledo, between Madrid and the Levante and between Madrid, Zaragoza and Barcelona.
It is, along with the train station of Barcelona Sants, one of the most important AVE train stations in our country and where more passengers and trains run per day.
This AVE station in Madrid has a long history, it began to be built in 1985 and was completed in 1992, being located behind the old station of Atocha that had been standing there since 1892. Its construction coincided with the beginning of the trips in AVE between Madrid and Seville. Coordinating its construction was the architect Rafael Moneo, constructing two stations, the one of Puerta de Atocha for the trains AVE and of Long Distance and the station of Atocha Cercanías. The station of 1892 stayed as a lobby by which you can access to the stations of Puerta de Atocha and Atocha Cercanías.
It is in that lobby where we can find the well-known tropical garden of this station of Madrid Atocha.
Thanks to this refurbishment, the station's capacity to serve both more trains and more passengers was multiplied, and metro lines, buses and a parking lot for private vehicles are also available at the Atocha station.
Faced with the increasing influx of passengers demanding to travel on AVE trains, in 2000 the Puerta de Atocha station was remodelled and the transits of this train station was divided: on the lower level arrive the trains with destination Madrid. In the upper level, the trains that have as origin the capital, as well as the controls of passengers and the waiting rooms, which are also on this level.
More information about the AVE Zaragoza Madrid
From the Zaragoza Delicias train station is from where the AVE trains depart to Madrid Atocha. Both train stations have an enormous railway activity, and in particular this line, that of the trains AVE Zaragoza Madrid is one of the most popular among passengers, along with AVE trains to or from Barcelona, ??belonging to the same line that of the trains between Madrid and Zaragoza, whose complete route is the one of Madrid, Zaragoza, Barcelona and the French border, besides other possible intermediate stops. This line was extended by sections, starting with the section between Madrid and Lleida in October 2003, then the section reached Tarragona in December 2006, Barcelona arrived in February 2008 and in January 2013 the complete section of this line reaching Figueres and the French border was completed.
Since it was put into operation in 2003, the High Speed ??line linking the cities of Zaragoza and Madrid has not stopped growing, many travellers opt for these trains to make their journeys. Many of them are due to business trips, but others are for leisure reasons, because the capital of Spain has many tourist attractions.
After launching the high-speed line Madrid Seville, the efforts were focused on getting AVE trains to the northeast of Spain. In 1997, the construction of AVE line Zaragoza Madrid started, although it was not until 2003 as we said before, when the AVE Zaragoza Madrid trains started to circulate.
The day of the inauguration of the trains AVE Zaragoza Madrid, was an event in which different personalities attended. The AVE made its departure from the Madrid Puerta de Atocha station at 09:30 a.m. and it arrived at the Zaragoza station after stopping in Guadalajara and Calatayud, and continued until Lleida, arriving there at 1:29 p.m., a couple of minutes ahead of schedule.
More about the AVE Zaragoza Madrid
You can travel from Zaragoza to Madrid in the blink of an eye. In less than two hours you can enjoy a city full of culture and life. If you are traveling for business, near Madrid Atocha station there are many hotels so after a relaxed trip you can rest in your accommodation or take a walk around the centre of Madrid, as the station is not far away. The route between Zaragoza and Madrid begins in Zaragoza Delicias and ends in Madrid Atocha, where multitude of departures and arrivals of the AVE take place on a daily basis.
The AVE station in Madrid that is going to receive you with open doors is the Puerta de Atocha Station, the most important and busy station in Spain. A station from which you can reach many locations in Spain and even France.
The station has hosted the high speed since 1992, the first line was Sevilla-Madrid. The line connecting Zaragoza and Madrid is that of the Madrid - Zaragoza - Barcelona - French Border high - speed line. From Madrid Atocha to Zaragoza Delicias you will advance 271 km in just 1 hour and 23 minutes.
The complex of the Atocha station is very large and since 1992 this facility consists of two railway stations in one, the Puerta de Atocha station is where high speed trains arrive. The station is terminal. Apart from this, we have the Atocha-Cercanías station, which is a train station where medium-distance trains, long-distance trains and the suburban trains pass through and stop.
The previous station, that is to say, where the tracks were, was rehabilitated and is now the vestibule and garden of the big station. Through this lobby you will access both stations. Visit Madrid and the station with our cheap AVE tickets!